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the gap between the rich and the poor grew dangerously large

As the Han dynasty became more powerful and wealthy

Alexander of Macedon

In 327 BCE India was thrown into political chaos by the invasion of


The kingdom that played a leading role in Indian unification, after the withdrawal of Alexander of Macedon, was


Ancient Indian religion revolved around ritual sacrifices offered by whom?

the fact that they did not recognize social hierarchies based on caste

The greatest contribution of the Jains was


The Jains adhered to the principle of nonviolence to other living things or souls, which is expressed in the word


The Indians political scene changed dramatically in 520 BCE when new administrative techniques were introduced after the invasion of the


The Mauryan emperor, Ashoka, fought his bloodiest battle against

returned to a series of regional kingdoms

After the collapse of the Mauryan Empire, India

the rise of guilds, which essentially served as jati

One of the biggest transformation of the caste system during this period was

White Huns

The eventual collapse of the Gupta states was partially caused by an invasion by the


The Kushans in India reached their peak under


The high point of Mauryan success came during the reign of

Chandragupta Maurya

The first ruler to unify India was

a series of small kingdoms

During the time of the Aryans the Indian political landscape was characterized by


The boddhisatva is associated with what religion?

leading a balanced and moderate life

The Buddha believed that salvation came from

usually consisted of independent, autonomous city states

The political structure of the ancient Greeks


In which polis did women have the most freedom?


The wealthiest of the Hellenistic empire was the _____________ empire


Later Christian scholastic philosophers referred to this man as "the master of those who know"


Which of the Hellenistic philosophers viewed pleasure as the greatest good?

philosopher kings

In "The Republic", Plato proposed that the true rulers of society should be


the most influential female Greek poet


The largest part of Alexander's conquests, essentially the former Achaemenid empire, was taken over by


The decisive naval battle of the Persian War was fought at


The Mycenaeans received early, indirect influence from the Egyptians and Phoenicians through their contact with the


Which of the following words was used the by Greeks to refer to generals or politicians who, although often popular, gained power by irregular means


Women were the chief devotees of the Greek god of wine, who was named

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